Essentially, it looks like there is a distinct vision for this effort, and now the first look at Mikkelsen dining on something -- perhaps human? -- has emerged via some magazine scans from Le Blog Du Cinema. Hugh Dancy co-stars as Lecter's FBI partner, with the show set to chronicle their crime-solving partnership. Laurence Fishburne plays their boss, with Scott Thompson of "Kids In The Hall" fame (of all people) also on board as part of the FBI unit.
David Slade directed the pilot, but no word yet on when the series will debut. But given the half-season, we'd expect it to pop up sometime in early 2013, perhaps with the finale to air during sweeps. Either way, we can't remember the last time we were stoked for an NBC drama, so fingers crossed this isn't just "Law & Order: Hannibal," and that it'll offer up something special to go along with the premise. More images from the show below.